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The AGE Defiers

Muscle, Bone and Mass: Living Young How do you capture physical youth? Better yet, how do you capture physical youth after an injury that affects your day-today life? While the answer may seem obvious, the key to capturing physical youth is to never lose it. All too many of us put the focus on how youthful we look, cosmetically, and not how we feel and perform physically. So our real aim should be “living young,” to feel as good as we look, and vice-versa. The goal of an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon is to provide this quality of life to those with injuries and afflictions that may prevent youthful living in the future. The goal also is to use this knowledge to help others avoid injury and maintain physical youth and performance now and down the line. Many may not be aware that men and women begin losing bone and muscle mass in their early twenties, or even before. This uphill battle must be addressed and dealt with on a daily basis to avoid future injury and degradation. We can slow down what the body has planned for us, and we must be meticulous in doing so. Proper exercises may be divided into weight training, resistance-cardiovascular training or conditioning and flexibility training. All too many people believe that weight training equates bulk, which is not true, especially in women for whom such training aids maintenance of bone density. Weight training is also a great method for weight loss. Once you increase your lean muscle mass, you burn more calories, as the basal metabolic

“Many may not be aware that men and women begin losing bone and muscle mass in their early twenties, or even before. This uphill battle must be addressed and dealt with on a daily basis to avoid future injury and degradation.” rate, i.e, the amount of calories your body burns at rest in a day, increases. Keeping muscle and bone mass intact by utilizing the proper exercises and stretches is something we all need to address and maintain, in order to feel and perform as we did in our youth. Advancements in sports medicine have allowed us now to “bend the aging curve,” as we utilize many outlets to suit our individual needs and keep us feeling and performing at our best. As orthopedic surgeons, we look toward and pride ourselves on having tight-knit relationships with physical therapists, professional trainers and other allied health professionals, such as acupunctur-

Advice from Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the premiere othopedic surgeon and co-chief of sports medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center

ists and chiropractors, to get each patient to exactly where he or she needs to be. No two cases are the same, and follow-up care is just as important as the surgery/ treatment one receives, as the two go hand-in-hand. Surgery reestablishes the normal anatomy of an injured area, and pursuing the least invasive, most anatomical way of addressing an injury is what benefits the patient most. New technologies have been masterful in allowing great advancements for health professionals willing to learn, embrace and develop new skills. But follow-up is vital: Without exacting follow-up care, the benefits of even the best surgery can be null. In sum, physical youth must be a way of life rather than an occasional fad. Addressing issues today can extend physical youth and help an individual “live young,” with a greater quality of life. With the philosophy that no two cases are alike, I, along with my practice, offer an individualized and concierge environment for all patients, making patients’ goal of getting back to performing and feeling their best fully attainable.

jonathan l. glashow, m.d., p.c. 737 Park Avenue Suite 1C New York, NY 10021 T: 212.794.5096 W: glashowmd.com

Dr. Jonathan Glashow, who specializes in shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, co-chief of sports medicine and clinical associate professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, as well as a member of the NBA medical staff. Dr. Glashow and his associate Dr. Bryan T. Hanypsiak combine cutting-edge technologies with the mindset of “living young,” to provide patients an opportunity to gain or continue their quality of life.

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